We used to call her "Sister Mary Compostina" or "Sister Mary Trash" ... because she is so faithful to doing small things (like taking out the trash and battling the bugs on the way to the compost bins) with great love -- and a BIG SMILE ... but now we call her MOTHER JACQUELINE.
On Monday morning, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and in the presence of Rev'd Msgr. Charles Antonicelli, the chapter sisters of our monastery elected Sister to be our 30th Mother Superior in the 212th year of our foundation. God be praised!
We are most grateful to Mother Mary Berchmans for her service to our community. After almost a decade of GOLD team leadership, we have a WHITE team sister at the helm (and the white team won the banner for 2010-11 .... hmmm, this doesn't bode well for the GOLD team!)
With the sharing of this news, we also take a summer break from regular blogging as many of us will be making our annual retreats and attending meetings, etc. We will resume normal posting in the fall. Stay tuned!